Misfits by Garrett Leigh ~ Book Review by Caroline

23312554 Title: Misfits

Author: Garrett Leigh

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.

Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.

Cass Pearson is a troubled soul. He loves Tom with all he has, but some days it feels like he hasn’t much to give. Jake seems like the perfect solution. Cass risks everything to push Jake and Tom together, but Jake resists, wary, until the darkness of Cass’s past comes to call. Then Jake finds himself the last man standing, and it’s time to dig deep and shine a light for the men he’s grown to love.

Caroline’s View:

Garrett Leigh is fast becoming an auto buy author for me.

I love the characters she gives us, the stories she weaves and that she always makes us work for our happy endings.

Misfits is the perfect title for this book, it explains the men you will meet perfectly.
Tom and Cass have been together for 10 years and are the complete opposites of each other. They are not only lovers but best friends and business partners. They come from very different backgrounds and where Tom had a great childhood and supportive family Cass’s childhood was very much darker and that darkness still lingers. The impact of this is that Cass is a troubled young man who seems to want and need Tom desperately yet pushes him away at the same time.

Their relationship is often strained but still full of passion and yearning. They decided from the beginning to have an open relationship but anyone they bring to their bed has never detracted from the love they feel for each other or the strength of their commitment to each other. No one until Jake Thompson.

Tom stumbles across Jake purely by accident but there is something there between the two of them from the start. Jake is a very easy character to like. He has zero self-confidence, very little life experience and battles daily against his Tourette’s. They spend the night together but Jake is furious when he finds out about Cass and leaves without getting a proper explanation. Normally after one night that would be it but Tom feels pulled towards Jake and tries to track him down and for the first time Cass realises that this one may be different.

Cass and Jake have a very different relationship once introduced. It’s awkward and uncomfortable to begin with but daily text messages bring the two closer together and oddly there is very little jealousy between the two. Cass is astute and recognises things in Jake that Tom misses. His is also the one there to rescue Jake when life deals him yet another setback, their bond is growing but nobody is too sure what that means for their relationship.

Jake can see what is wrong with Cass and Tom’s relationship as he has an outsiders perspective but isn’t sure how to help them fix it or where he fits in. This is a gentle story and the three men seem to move on in stages. Tom is filled with hope that the two men he, dare say it, loves will fall for each other. Jake is astounded daily at the trust and confidence the two men show him and how they truly believe in him. Cass is the one who struggles, who can’t articulate his feelings well and who towards the end of the story may finally find some peace.

Buy Links

Riptide
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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